Tracking Down Early Ice Walleye

Tracking Down Early Ice Walleye

If you’re anything like I am, you can’t wait to see the mercury drop and a layer of ice form on the lakes. I look forward to early ice walleye fishing as much as I look forward to the softwater...

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Walleye Fishing Technology

Walleye Fishing Technology

The advancements in technology and equipment being developed these days in the sport of fishing are mind blowing. From lures, to locators, boats, motors and “boat control” systems – it’s all...

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Fishing Fall Walleyes in Big Water

Fishing Fall Walleyes in Big Water

There are a lot of good reasons to love fall walleye fishing, not the least of which is the fact that once the first signs autumn appear, most walleye anglers call it quits for the season. At least...

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Using Spinners for Hot Summer Walleyes

Using Spinners for Hot Summer Walleyes

We’ve all been there; it’s one of “those” kind of days on the water; hot and muggy, and your attitude is melting like the ice in your cooler. You're out in the open water, trolling over loads of...

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Shallow Water Walleye

Shallow Water Walleye

There’s a lot of different ways to catch walleye - trolling cranks, pulling bottom bouncers with harnesses, vertical jigging and lindy rigging – just to name a few. They all have their time and...

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The Little White Jig

The Little White Jig

Your wife or girlfriend probably owns at least a couple little black dresses. It’s a garment that fits almost any occasion, at any time of year. Looking at lures for anyplace or anytime, a white,...

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Summer is a Time for Walleye Action

Summer is a Time for Walleye Action

We all want the same thing this time of year. Whether you’re a tournament fisherman looking for the big score, or a week-end angler out to enjoy your time on the water – when it comes to summer...

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Edging Into a Good Walleye Bite!

Edging Into a Good Walleye Bite!

There are a multitude of walleye anglers, particularly those that concentrate their efforts fishing natural lakes and mid-sized reservoirs, asking the same question this time of year … “Where are...

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Moving On

Moving On

To move, or not to move? That is a question anglers must answer every time they hit the water or the ice. Sometimes, it’s not the easiest question to answer either. And inevitably, you’ll end up...

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A Walleye’s Worst Nightmare

A Walleye’s Worst Nightmare

Many times over the years we have been asked, “What makes you guys so successful at catching walleyes?” These days we like to smile, point out the graying hair and say something like “Experience …....

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Improving Your Ice Fishing Odds

Improving Your Ice Fishing Odds

For those that don’t ice fish, it might be difficult to understand what drives an angler to forgo the comforts of his favorite chair in front of the fireplace on cold and blustery winter afternoon...

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Gearing Up Right for Mid-Winter Walleyes

Gearing Up Right for Mid-Winter Walleyes

No doubt that by the time you are reading this article, ice fishing season will be well underway throughout most of walleye country. Ice fishing is a great and popular winter sport, but it can be a...

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Early Ice Walleye Strategies

Early Ice Walleye Strategies

It seems that most people’s idea of fishing “early ice” conjures up the image of the lone angler, trudging onto a remote frozen lake or pond to huddle over a couple holes chiseled in the ice as he...

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Walleye “Eye Candy”

Walleye “Eye Candy”

After a few weeks of slower morning runs Basstard and I convinced the wives to let us run out for a little evening experiment. We were itching to fish with some sick drop shotting soft plastics that...

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Fallin for the Miss

Fallin for the Miss

"Fallin for the Miss" is showcasing sport fishing on the Mississippi River in Ontario. We are truly blessed to have such fantastic fishery right at our doorstep. This clip features the usual...

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“Spotty” Late Summer Walleyes

“Spotty” Late Summer Walleyes

It’s not difficult to tell change is right around the corner. The days are getting shorter, temps a little cooler and the walleyes are getting tougher to find. It’s one of those transition periods...

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Top Patterns for Fall Walleyes

Top Patterns for Fall Walleyes

By Keith Kavajecz & Gary Parsons Over the years we have penned many articles covering all the various aspects and patterns for fall walleye fishing. Looking over all that material we’ve determined...

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Fishing for Walleye in Deep Water

Fishing for Walleye in Deep Water

by Gary Parsons and Keith Kavajecz What’s the deepest you’ve ever caught a walleye. While we are sure there are exceptions, it’s a good bet that the vast majority of you have never caught a walleye...

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Vacation Walleye

Vacation Walleye

Well, it’s that time of year again; Mid-summer; the most popular time of year for taking some time off from the daily grind and enjoying that tradition we call “vacation”. Of course, if you’re a...

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What triggers walleye to feed?

What triggers walleye to feed?

Do you ever think about your eating habits and how they relate to fishing? If you do, then you obviously are our kind of people! If not, you should, because such observations can help make you a...

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